By Scott Rickenbach
#885 Sunday Arkansas Razorbacks (+8.5) vs Kentucky Wildcats @ 1 PM ET
The Wildcats have won each of the last 4 meetings by an average margin of 18 points and each game was decided by double digits yet Kentucky opened up as an 8-point favorite here. You can see where I am going with this and, yes, the line has already made a move based on the Cats being a popular choice here. I’ll take the contrarian route and grab the underdog Razorbacks here. Arkansas, since they last faced UK, has really sharpened up on the defensive end. Arky has held 3 straight opponents (and 6 of their last 9) under 39% from the field. On other other end of the floor, the Hogs have shot at least 47% from the field in 6 of their last 8 games.
The Razorbacks come into this one on a 7-2 ATS run while the Wildcats are on a 5-13 ATS run since crushing Arkansas earlier this season. Look for this one to be much closer than many are expecting as the Razorbacks have come a long way since that early January meeting between these teams. Also, Arky was only down 3 points at the half in that game before getting blown out in the 2nd half. They’ll play the full 40 here in what is a huge opportunity for them against big, bad Kentucky! This is a big rivalry and the Razorbacks have closed the gap and are playing their best basketball of the season.
Free Pick on ARKANSAS plus the 8.5 points. Best of luck, Scott “The Bulldog” Rickenbach
This is 1 of 4 CBB picks for Scott “The Bulldog” Rickenbach Sunday. This one is a Free Pick but the other 3 are all star rated picks. Rickenbach also has 3 star rated picks in NBA Sunday (plus a Free Pick there as well) and has 2 star rated picks in NHL Sunday. Though he went 2-0 with star rated picks in NBA yesterday, that was part of a RARE bad day as he had an 0-fer in college hoops. Most will go running the other direction Sunday and that’s understandable but, the fact is, sharps will likely be on the side of The Bulldog TODAY! Why? Historically, bounce backs are HIGHLY likely after a rare day where nothing went right on the college hardwood. Rickenbach is still on a 178-130 +$45,920 all sports run and his net units earned YTD make him the #1 RANKED CAPPER in 2017 on multiple networks! The Bulldog is still on a 79-53 CBB premium picks run and is ready to respond LARGE!